Nigel Holland
Nigel Holland

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) requiring advice on imports and exports can now apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

What you’ll be able to use the grant for

You can use the grant for training on:

  • how to complete customs declarations
  • how to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
  • specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin

It can be used to help you get professional advice so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.

Who will be able to apply

Your business must:

  • be established in the UK
  • have been established in the UK for at least 12 months before submitting the application, or currently hold Authorised Economic Operator status
  • not have previously failed to meet its tax or customs obligations
  • have no more than 500 employees
  • have no more than £100 million turnover
  • import or export goods between Great Britain and the EU, or moves goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Your business must also either:

  • complete (or intend to complete) import or export declarations internally for its own goods
  • use someone else to complete import or export declarations but requires additional capability internally to effectively import or export (such as advice on rules of origin or advice on dealing with a supply chain)

Information provided by

Applications for the SME Brexit Support Fund opened on 15th March 2021 and will run until 30 June 2021. You can apply for the grant online through PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“It is important that businesses understand how to operate under the new post Brexit rules. This grant could help lots of small/medium sized businesses to learn about the new rules and adjust there business to stay inline with them.”

Nigel Holland